DIY on a Shoestring Budget forum: Hand Saws

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Imagedarius
Mar 21, 2010 9:21 AM CST
Name: darius
SW VA Blue Ridge Mountains
One of the blogs I occasionally read posted some great links about hand saws. I thought I'd pass them along...

Hand Saw Basics
http://www.norsewoodsmith.com/content/hand-saw-basics
* Types of Handsaws
* Specialty Saws and Taper Grinding
* Sharpening Hand Saws
* Sharpening, Continued
* Using and Troubleshooting Saws
* Diagnosing Common Issues with Hand Saws

Using and Troubleshooting Saws
http://www.norsewoodsmith.com/content/using-and-troubleshoot...

Diagnosing Common Issues with Hand Saws
http://www.norsewoodsmith.com/content/diagnosing-common-issu...
• Some Notes to Reduce Hard Starting
• The Saw Binds in the Kerf
• The Saw Always Wanders to One Side
• The Saw is Difficult to Control - Wandering
• Stopping the Wubawubawuba

Saw Filing--A Beginner's Primer
http://www.vintagesaws.com/library/primer/sharp.html
• Selecting a Saw Vise
More on Vintage Saw Filing Vises: http://www.vintagesaws.com/vise/vise.html
• Some Thoughts on Making a Saw Vise
• What Size File to Use
• File Handles and A Place to File
• Different Types of Teeth
• All About Fleam (or bevel angle)
• Rip Tooth Geometry
• How Rip Teeth Cut
• Making a Rake Alignment Jig
• Jointing
• Shaping
• Setting Teeth
• Filing Teeth

More on Sharpening Hand Saws
http://www.norsewoodsmith.com/content/sharpening-hand-saws

Video: How to Sharpen Tools : Manually Sharpening a Hand Saw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OltxTmU3ebk

~darius
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Imagedarius
Mar 21, 2010 9:23 AM CST
Name: darius
SW VA Blue Ridge Mountains
LOL, In spite of having posted all that above, I am lousy with a hand saw.

However, after reading many of the links I'm pretty sure I've never used a true, sharp hand saw.
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ImageHenryr10
Mar 21, 2010 9:36 PM CST
Name: Ric
Cincinnati, Oh
I could never get a true straight vertical cut on a thick piece of wood.
I finally made a jig for 2 x 4's years ago.
After a while my muscle memory took over and now it's no problem.
A sharp saw thought is a must. You're just fighting the saw or binding it otherwise.

Thanks for the links!
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